Learn to Ride - Motorcycle & Scooter Training in London

Get into the world of two wheels and start an exhilarating journey. Whether you're looking to save some money with cheaper running costs for your daily commute or just a thrill for the weekend, there's plenty of benefits to riding and it's never been easier to get aboard your first scooter or motorcycle.

Whether you’re looking to find a course to obtain your CBT licence or achieve a full A2 & A licence, we’re here to steer you in the right direction.

Find out about the different options available to you below and get in touch with us for more information.

Compulsory Basic Training - CBT

To ride any motorcycle or scooter, you're going to need to complete your CBT, short for Compulsory Basic Training. In order to complete this course, you will be required to spend a day with an approved training body to learn the basics of motorcycle riding, along with the rules of the road.

Generally lasting just a day, there are 5 parts to the course which consist of:

  • Introduction and eyesight check
  • On-site training
  • On-site riding
  • On-road training
  • On-road riding

It's not a test as such, but just an assurance that you'll be safe on the road, which is up to the instructor to determine. The CBT will include the following:

  • Manoeuvring and controlling your motorcycle at low speed.
  • Learning basic traffic and road rules, to understand your safety.
  • Safety checks and motorcycle health checks to ensure you can ride well.
  • A road ride, where your instructor will observe you to ensure you're safe on the road.

After this, you're qualified to ride a moped or a motorcycle up to 125cc with a power output of up to 11kW on the road. You'll have to use L plates though until you pass a full motorcycle test.

A2 & A Licence

After a little more power? You'll want to look into completing an A2 motorcycle test or a full A licence test which will give you a full unrestricted motorbike licence.

For the A2 test, you'll need to complete a theory test, a module 1 and 2, and a physical test with an approved body. After this, you'll be able to ride a motorcycle or scooter with up to 35kW of power, although you can restrict motorcycles down to this limit. It can get rather complicated, so we advise speaking to our team if you have any questions.

As for your unrestricted motorcycle licence, the A Licence, you can take this via a Direct Access course. You can do this when you're 24 years old, or you can upgrade your A2 licence once you've ridden for at two years, where you can complete another Module 1 and Module 2, to get your next licence. From here, you can ride any motorcycle or scooter of your choice.

RideTo Partner

The Ride To Difference

By booking your CBT training through RideTo, you’ll have access to some great benefits:

100% Money Back Guarantee

Rest in the knowledge, that if you give us 3 working days notice to cancel or change your booking you can receive a full refund for your CBT training. No admin fees, super easy. See our terms for full details.

A Top-Rated School

We meet and test ride all the training schools you book with on our platform. We’ve taken the time to only work with the very best CBT motorcycle schools based on rider feedback, so you can rest assured you’ll get top motorcycle training.

Further Discounts

All RideTo riders get access to some awesome discounts through our partner network. Booking your CBT training is just the start, we’ll help you out with scooter insurance, the bike and all the motorcycle gear.